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Our 14 yr. old shih-Tzu woke up unable to use her hind legs,

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Our 14 yr. old shih-Tzu woke up unable to use her hind legs, twisting in pain and gasping for breath.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: There is nothing like that. her muscles in her legs are rigid and she is twisted to the right.
JA: What is the Shih-Tzu's name?
Customer: Tasha
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tasha?
Customer: She has various health problems most importantly indications of liver and kidney disease.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 11 months ago.

I just came in to and saw your question. My name is***** am sorry for the delay in response, it looks like there were no experts available. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is she dragging her back legs?

2- Did she have problems with her back legs prior to this happening?

3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

5- Any other symptoms?